An Act To Permit the Sale and Consumption of Alcohol in an Area That Is Not Contiguous to Licensed Premises
Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §1051, sub-§3, as amended by PL 2009, c. 438, §2, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 28-A MRSA §1051, sub-§9 is enacted to read:
The area between a licensed establishment and noncontiguous real estate that meets the conditions specified in this subsection may be accessible to the public. The bureau shall adopt routine technical rules as described in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A to implement this subsection.
This bill allows the sale of alcohol to persons who are on municipally owned property that is not contiguous to the licensed premises of a person licensed to sell spirits, wine or malt liquor for on-premises consumption as long as certain conditions are met, such as approval by the municipality, the exercise of control over the noncontiguous real estate by the licensee, restricting to employees of the licensee the sale of alcohol and limiting the time during which alcohol may be sold on the noncontiguous real estate. The bill also permits the public to travel between the licensed premises and noncontiguous real estate.